The Worldʼs Toughest Coffee Maker


Catch-22. You are a tough guy and a coffee connoisseur. Only one small problem – swinging from a I-beam high up in the air or dominating a 4×4 track somewhere, your Lamarzocco won’t exactly fit in. Nespresso machines are cute, but quite fragile. What options do you have? Descend into the pits of instant powder […]

Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair 2018

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The fifth annual Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair was a smash hit once more this year. This fair, previously the Sanlam FoodWineDesign Fair held on the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner. With over 100 exhibitors and the fair spanning 3 days  there truly was something for everyone. The exhibitors included leather workers, handmade ice cream makers, hand pulled […]

9 Things You Use Everyday That Are Worth Paying For

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Listen I get it. You’re saving. You want to travel. You don’t have the money right now. One day. But I’m also here to call you on your bullshit. Delayed gratification if taken too far, becomes a form of LIFE DEFERMENT! Click To Tweet It’s easier to use the “one day” excuse than it is […]

Coffee: The ROK Espresso Maker

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If you like espresso coffee, but you’re on a tight budget, you don’t really have much choice. Or do you? Other than opting for some other method to prepare your coffee, such as Aeropress, plunger, drip or pour-over, you pretty much have to buy a crappy espresso machine, or spend a couple grand on something […]

Where does COFFEE come from?


“Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all.” ― David Lynch Lets be totally honest here… Most people think coffee is coffee is coffee, it’s all the same right? Well, that’s not exactly true. Coffee has become somewhat of a passionate subject in South Africa as of late and we thought it good […]

Coffee at The Club


As a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur (read snob), I was excited when I saw the advert for “Coffee at The Club”. For those of you not local to Pretoria and surrounds, The Club is the new kid on the block and the venue everyone is hyping about. I’ve been there a couple of times before (damn […]

Making Coffee: Aeropress


So you’ve bought an Aeropress…errr, now what? Now it’s time for you to learn the tricks of the trade. You’ll need: Above mentioned Aeropress; Filter paper (although we recommend the Stainless Steel Filter from Able) Water; Coffee (about 16g, or one rounded scoop); and very importantly A timer. Easy right? Step 1: Grind your beans […]

Hario V60 Buono Drip Kettle


If you approach your coffee making like a science and art, like we do, then this kettle is a must. The delicate spout gives you the utmost control over your pouring. Perfect for making drip coffee, but also useful when using an Aeropress. You’ll quickly find yourself making this your default go-to kettle. Make the […]



Because you cannot have enough coffee. Because sometimes, you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. Because sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself – making coffee with your Aeropress. Awesome gadget for any coffee addict, great as a gift too. We have one stashed permanently in our travel bag, together with a […]